Medicines To Become Costly As Govt Withdraws Customs Exemption

Government’s move to withdraw custom duty exemption of 76 life saving drugs is drawing criticism from several quarters. This spike in prices of medicines is going to cost patients of cancer, hemophilia and AIDS severely. TIMES NOW spoke to a patient of hemophilia, 42 year old Sunil Jadhav who now spends anything between 76 thousand to 96 thousand a month for his injection, but come April 1, he will have to pay over a lakh for the same medicine. While the Central government justifies move, calling it an aim to strengthen the ‘make in India’s campaign, the doctors too feel that cancer patients will be affected and the government should review this decision.

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